Grand Final Edition – The (insert names here) Cups

Welcome to the Big Blue Light Disco edition of this list clogging highly coveted trophy to be awarded to the triumphant team this week.

I’ve continued the idea of naming the prize after prominent players that have been poster boys for duplicity proudly represented both competing clubs, combined with an object for which they are best known (maybe).

Here’s what I’ve come up with this week, in a Melbourne Cup sized field (greyhounds, that is).

The James Thiessen Cloak of Anonymity


Who (and what) else would you have gone with instead, sports fans? Answers below please.

See the full list of these sought after awards here

About Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt

Saw my first SANFL game in 1967 - Dogs v Peckers. Have only ever seen the Dogs win 1 final in the flesh (1972 1st Semi) Mediocre forward pocket for the AUFC Blacks (1982-89) Life member - Ormond Netball Club -That's me on the right


  1. Phillip Dimitriadis says

    The Ben Marsh Buzzcut ?

  2. The Richard Tambling Tankard

  3. Phillip Dimitriadis says


  4. The Kane Johnson 1 (premiership) cup castor sugar

  5. The Jason Torney Port

  6. The Chris Knights Physiotherapy Ward.

  7. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    Very clever so far, thanks. There’s a couple more possibilities.

  8. With apologies to Mandrake the Magician, The Trent Cotchin cloak of invisibility?

  9. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    You’re not playing this correctly Wrapmeister, unless Trenty boy is moving west next year.

  10. The Andrew Payze Pewter

  11. The Ivan Maric perpetual preserved mullet.

  12. I must digress ‘Swish.’ The last time Richmond appeared in a GF was 1982. Unless you were a Blue-Bagger, the highlight of the day was Helen d’Amico.

    Thus it should be called the Helen D’Amico Cup. With an invisible cloak it would reduce your laundry bills.


  13. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    She gave many young lads their first sighting … of a bald man with a head band

  14. Peter Crossing says

    And, if I may be so bold, extending on to the summer game.
    The Ben Stokes Big Bash League.

  15. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    Barry Hall’s already snagged that honour Noughts

  16. Peter Crossing says

    Championship bout to decide the winner?
    Venue: Adelaide Oval. No Sheffield Shield programmed these days so plenty of available dates.

  17. Rulebook’s Special Troy Chaplin Port. Adelaide Bitter?

  18. Mark Duffett says

    Do precursors count? If so, I give you the Neville Roberts Rock. After all, he did captain a team for all South Australians.

  19. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    Very good Mark. If we allowed precursors, you could even include Richard Lounder, but that would be cruel. Some other precursors would be Glynn Hewitt and Whale Roberts. A few that went back the other way would include Ted Langridge, Col Saddington and Big Bill Nalder.

    Very bitter PB.

    And everyone (including me for a while, thanks @McAlmanac) overlooked the possibility of the Stuart Wigney Wing Nut.

  20. Bitter? Have you tried Rulebook’s Rocky Roberts Redlegs Richmond Two Faced Tawny?
    Old Eagles never forget. Or forgive. We shooda been contender…………….

  21. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    You did get Billy Barrot for 10 minutes PB

  22. Do you mean Bustling Billy Barking Bonkers Barrott. I was scarred for life from the days when you could go on the ground at 3/4 time in the SANFL to the team stretched out on the canvas tarp. Eyes frothing. Mouthguard out. Was that false teeth out also? Inspiration by degradation. “You useless mob of …….Tommy wouldn’t give two bob for the pack of you useless……………”
    “What did he mean when he said…………..grandad?”
    What has Richmond done for me lately? I’m on the Smokie train.
    Carn Crows.

  23. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    The Clay Sampson-ite Baggage ? (Thanks Gigs)

  24. Adelaide have won the Mike Patterson “Swamp Fox” Prize of an all expenses paid 6 months holiday lost in the Everglades. The original TV Swamp Fox Leslie Nielsen as Don “Naked Gun” Pyke.

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